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NMAAM: Sips & Stanzas Presents Questioning the Canon
January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sips & Stanzas Presents Questioning the Canon: A Discussion on Interpreting Tennessee’s African American Music History
With Beale Street in Memphis, Jefferson Street in Nashville and Vine Street in Knoxville, Tennessee’s cities boast names such as “Music City,” the “Songwriting Capital of the World,” and the “City Music Calls Home.” Tennessean musicians have been at the forefront of the development and commercialization of American popular music. The state’s musical legacy includes many contributions by African American musicians who have transformed the American music scene. Join us on Thursday, January 17, as staff of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), Tennessee State Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHOFM) discuss their efforts to re-examine Tennessee’s African American music narrative.
The Tennessean State Museum, located at 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., has free parking between the museum and Farmer’s Market. The program will be on the first floor of the museum in the Digital Learning Center.